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Maxtor Atlas 10k III


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Maxtor Atlas 10k III
  July 11, 2001 Author: Eugene Ra  


WB99/Win2k Low-Level Measurements

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WinBench 99 measures the Atlas 10k III's access time at 7.9 milliseconds... identical to its predecessor. As a result, subtracting 3 ms of rotational latency yields a measured seek time of 4.9 milliseconds, a bit off of Maxtor's 4.5 ms claim. Even so, the 10k III's times come in more than half a millisecond lower than Seagate's Cheetah 73LP.

Maxtor's outer-zone transfer rates weigh in at 53.9 MB/sec. The drive manages to maintain at least 50 MB/sec halfway through before eventually decaying to an inner-zone rate of 34.9 MB/sec. The Cheetah 73LP manages slightly higher rates on the outer zone as well as a much smoother graph overall.

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